The Piccolo Pear

sourcing location

The pear was cultivated by the Romans. The Italian region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy with Bologna at its centre is known as the bread basket of Italian produce, and has a rich soil for growing pears. These pears are also found in other parts of the world, but in Emilia-Romagna they acquire unique characteristics, and as such are transformed in many traditional Italian recipes.

  • FROM THE KITCHEN

    Ripe pears don’t need to be cooked for babies, they can simply be pureed or given as finger food. They are quite high in water so create quite a loose puree, so it’s often best to mix with thicker fruit and veg or add to yoghurt or porridge.

  • NUTRITIONAL NUGGET

    Pears are a good source of dietary fibre as well as vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin E and potassium. Vitamin C is important for the growth and repair of tissues, and supporting the immune system, while vitamin B2, or riboflavin is crucial for maintaining energy supply.

  • FUN
    FACT

    The wood from the pear tree can be used to make instruments, you can even make a wooden piccolo.

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